Apple is rumored to be working on a new MacBook Air that is expected to enter production as soon as Q3 2014, according to DigiTimes. These rumors are in line with what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in the past.
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Next month, Apple will start producing two new iPhone models, according to Bloomberg. One phone will have a 4.7-inch screen and the other will have a 5.5-inch screen.
Apple’s manufacturing partners are preparing for the launch of new iOS devices later this year. Foxconn is even bringing 100,000 new workers to help assemble the iPhone 6, according to Economic Daily News.
When the new iPads are released this year, they will likely have high quality Touch ID sensors built-in. There is a new report suggesting that the 2014 refresh of Touch ID focuses on internal modifications that will make Apple’s Touch ID much more durable.
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Intel’s Infineon has not supplied baseband processors to Apple in years, but is interested in supplying chips for future iPhone models as part of an effort to replace Qualcomm.
Apple wants to extend Siri to support more languages, according to MacRumors. Apple recently posted job listings for “Siri Language Engineers” that are fluent in Norwegian, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Thai, Australian English, British English, Japanese, Cantonese, and Russian.
Last month, Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant was spotted at the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) campus. Bryant was reportedly on campus to help Apple test out the iWatch device, according to 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac also claims that Apple has been recruiting pro athletes to test out the iWatch. The iWatch reportedly has several sensors to detect medical- and fitness-related stats about the wearer.
Quanta Computer in Taiwan is expected to start mass producing Apple’s first smartwatch in July, according to sources with CNBC. Apple has not confirmed or denied that it is working on a smartwatch, which is rumored to be called the iWatch.